April 2, 2014 briefs

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Sexual assault case dismissed

Sexual assault charges against a 72-year-old Corner Brook man was dismissed in court Tuesday.

The man, whose identity is protected by a court-ordered publication ban, was scheduled to go to trial in Supreme Court. However, Crown Brenda Duffy called no evidence. The judge was not in court, but heard the proceeding through telephone conferencing. When the prosecutor said she would not be offering any evidence, he found the man not guilty.

Neither side would offer comment afterward.


Knocking on doors gets man arrested

A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday night after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received reports of an intoxicated man knocking on doors in the Bayview Heights area.

Police arrived in the area at about 11:05 p.m. and located the man. In the course of the investigation it was determined that he had allegedly breached a court order.

The man was charged with two counts of breach of probation and is scheduled to appear in Corner Brook Provincial Court in July.


Man breaches no contact order

A Deer Lake man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly made contact with someone in breach of a no contact order.

A complainant contacted the Corner Brook Royal Newfoundland Constabulary about the alleged court order breach at 5:45 p.m. The accused is known to the complainant and was on court order prohibiting contact.

The RNC later located the 45-year-old man in Deer Lake and arrested him.

He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Corner Brook in May on a breach of undertaking charge.

RCMP investigating disturbance complaint

The Bay St. George RCMP are investigating a report of a man causing a disturbance in the public area of Maryland Estates.

Cpl. John Butler said the man, who was identified, is alleged to have been using vulgar language in the public area of the building.


Crossing youth arrested for allegedly stealing electronics

A Stephenville Crossing youth was arrested on Monday morning and charged with theft from an apartment in Stephenville Manor.

Cpl. John Butler of the Bay St. George RCMP said the 17-year-old is alleged to have stolen a number of electronic items and a winter jacket from the apartment.

He was released from custody on a promise to appear in youth court on July 8 to enter a plea. All the items were recovered.


Employee arrested for theft

An employee of a Stephenville convenience store, which police didn’t want to name, has been arrested for theft.

Cpl. John Butler of the Bay St. George RCMP, said the employee was alleged to have been caught on surveillance tape stealing cigarettes and a small amount of money.

The person was issued a promise to appear in court on Aug. 18.

Organizations: Supreme Court, Corner Brook Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, RCMP

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Bayview Heights July.Man Stephenville Maryland Estates.Cpl

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